BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhua) — Turkish head of the Olympic delegation Mehmet Atalay said Wednesday when arrived in Beijing that the country’s athletes would try to grab five golds and more than ten medals at the forthcoming Beijing Olympics.
“Beijing Olympic Games is a very important sports event and that’s why we attache so much importance to the Games and send our biggest ever delegation to participate in”, Atalay said in an interview with Xinhua at the airport, expressing his hope that the country could win more medals than it did four years ago in Athens.
Turkish athletes won 10 medals, including four gold, three silver and three bronze medals, in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Atalay, who is also the head of the Youth and Sports Directorate, added that weightlifting and wrestling would be Turkey’s trump cards.
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